♪ . >> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the al jazeera news hour, i'm sammy in doha and we begin with extensive coverage from the philippines, the 7th day after the typhoon haiyan desperation now creeping in. getting to safer grounds, how the relief and rescue effort is succeeding and failing typhoon survivors. the communication lines are still out adding to the rising concerns of the philippines
worldwide. the forgotten islands and hundreds of people waiting for help one week on. ♪ well, it's a place of destruction and misery, but confusion and miss trust are also becoming part of the story in the philippines and we will take you across the disaster zone and beyond and we have a story of an island that was apparently forgotten, a city where people are desperate for things as simple as water and aid distribution system that is struggling to reach the people who need it most and veronica is live for us in the providence and we can go to her live now. first of all veronica tell us the sense of abandon abandonment there. >> it's is second biggest city in the providence and as you
know there have been terrible problems there. and they managed to get through the crisis a little better partly because it has a deep well and i have been talking to residents here that say people have an abundant supply of drinkable water and that means that not so many people are desperate, not so many people are leaving the city. instead,, in fact, people from the biggest city are coming here and taking the ferry on and out of the typhoon-ravaged area. it must be said that while the local government officials are clearly trying to do the best they can with the few resources they have people are complaining that they haven't really seen much from the central government. and they have been talking with people involved in international aid groups and they say counterparts are not turning up anymore. >> how much of an official presence is there on the island?
are there ail workers and security and police? are any ships, boats or helicopters bringing anything in? >> well, i can only speak to what the situation is here in armok. yes, indeed we saw one ship, the naval that is part of the uss george washington group and it is hovering over the city back and forth and i think that is the kind of visible appearance for people in the city to be reassured that help is on its way. there are now sacks of rice in the stadium, the town stadium and they are being distributed. we have seen long lines of people waiting for relief. so there is that idea that help is coming but people are not relying on that necessarily. look, the first responders in
any crisis are always the people in the community of themselves, helping those who need it most. and that is very much a situation that we are seeing in here and people in the city are doing what they can on their own. >> reporter: tell us a sense of the miss trust about the government and rumors are abounding there and people feel corruption is playing a role in what is going on. >> well, i think this is playing into a kind of national wave of discontent over the issue of corruption that had been in place even before typhoon haiyan came through. i often find this is the case, when a big story happens in any given country, that the kind of fundamental issues that are troubling that society at the time somehow make an appearance no matter what the story is and it's no different with natural
disaster, often political haze made out of a desperate situation, while it is true that people here are getting aid and looking after themselves, there is also a sense of people watching very carefully what politicians are doing. we did go to a very poor area where a fisherman lived and homes were completely destroyed during typhoon haiyan and they were saying that some politicians are giving them out to certain areas of the neighborhood as that would be called in english. and not to other parts. and they are wondering if this is a case of political favoritism and i wasn't there and that was one thing i did hear today in a poor neighborhood. >> reporter: thanks veronica. one of the most incredible stories al jazeera has uncovered is about the tiny island of guakatan and 2000 people we
heard had been killed and my correspondent went there and instead discovered it was full of survivors and wondering why any help has not arrived to them. >> they are the forgotten victims of haiyan, the people on the islands and left to their own fate, although most managed to survive they too have lost their homes. we are on a journey trying to verify reports that populations of some small islands have been wiped out. we are heading to an island with the population of 1800. one report saying luckily it turns out to be untrue. the survivors tell us we are the first visitors in a week and the islands show the same pattern of destruction. >> translator: the government has to help us. we are highly effected here and getting really hungry and we
really need food. >> reporter: many residents have decided not to hope for help anymore. tired of waiting they are now helping themselves. nearly one week after haiyan the villages still look like the storm has just happened. everywhere you hear the sound of hammering, people are trying to fix their own houses as much as they can. not only homes but also livelihoods are destroyed by the typhoon. some fishing boats are still intact. many others are damaged. fishing equipment has been destroyed by the wind. although relief efforts are underway elsewhere, these islanders need help too. >> we are doing our very best to stand on our own but that does not certainly mean that we do not need any help because we do and we are appealing to everyone to please send help. >> reporter: the most urgent needs are shelter, blankets and medicine and there are shortages of water and food.
although they have been invisible so far these victims of the disaster say it's about time they got help too. al jazeera. >> reporter: the philippine said the government is doing all it can to get supplies to those who need them but he says the operation is challenging. in a situation like this nothing is fast enough. the need is massive, the need is immediate. you cannot step everyone aside because everybody is hungry and all at the same time have no water and no communication and power. so the challenge here is almost like normandy. >> reporter: we are live in a city that has been overdestroyed by the typhoon. the question is why are people still desperate there for things like food and water and apparently that stuff is being
stored at the airport? >> that's exactly what the people here have been asking as well. what makes matters worse is they see the aid coming in, they are hearing the choppers overhead and see the military planes and then they can actually see the aid just being stacked up at the airport. now we have spoken to some of the survivors of the typhoon and their thoughts on this is that there is a lot of politics involved. now the problem is the national government has to coordinate relief efforts with the local government officials because they are the ones who know basically how many people were in the community, how many people may be missing and what areas they may need to reach before others, where the most help is needed and according to the residents the local government officials seem to be playing favorites and helping those that are related to them or in some way tied to them as allies and the help is only going to those people. we spoke to a group of residents yesterday who were saying they
see aid being delivered down the road to a different village simply because the relatives of one of the officials was there. >> reporter: just to clarify what you are saying is people are accusing the government of corruption and askewing the assessment that it's giving i guess to the outside world? >> in a way, yes. but let's make it clear here there isn't much anger here towards the national government and it's actually toward their own local government officials and we don't necessarily mean the mayor or governor of the providence but more directly to the village chiefs, people that live in the communities among them and people who they feel are playing favorites. now, this is a very widespread sentiment among the population but another one actually is one of resignation and people who feel like through are others who may be in need more than them and understand that eventually the relief will get to them, it might just take a bit more time
and are geting a bit of both now and it's seven days on after it first hit. >> thanks so much, for updating us and let's go to the airport where we have wayne standing by live for us and we understand where you are and behind you is the main hub for aid and tell us about what is coming in and how much is coming in right now >> well, there has been a lot throughout the day both military and civilian aircraft from around the world and germany and netherlands and australia and new zeeland throughout the day in the form of food and water which is much needed in so many areas still around the effected areas here in the central philippines and things to build shelters from and also medical equipment and also things like water purification systems and generators as well because there is no electricity still throughout those effected areas
so it's coming into here by the plane load and from here some of it is being loaded on to trucks and will be taken over land to some of those effected areas and others will be put on to helicopters which can carry it out to some of the outlying areas and some yet of which are yet to receive aid. >> reporter: we heard that from two correspondence dbefore you and how fast it is getting out of the airport behind you? >> it's difficult to tell. the plane arrives and unloaded quickly and some sits on the tarmac for a very long time waiting for some sort of coordination to know where it's going to be sent to. and that is one complaint that has been common throughout this disaster over the past week or so since haiyan struck. in fact, it's a common complaint in the philippines f a most big natural disasters is a lack of
coordination and perhaps one or many and one of the reasons why it has taken some of the aid so long to get out to the areas where it is needed most. but some of it is coming off the aircraft and very quickly is loaded on to trucks and going out to those effected areas. but that is only the half of the story. as margo was reporting once it gets in the areas it is more often than not handed over to local governments and from there it can sit for a very long time and, in fact, some of it may never see the light of day in terms of going to areas where it is needed most. the fact it is arriving here is very encouraging, very good news for those who need the aid and this is one step and there are many steps along the way. >> reporter: all our correspondents who are keeping an eye in the philippines, thank you. one of the biggest problems is
the loss of ways to communication, power, telephone lines ripped apart by the typhoon and left hundreds of towns and villages completely cutoff. and a handful of phone lines are still working and hundreds are forced to cue for hours desperate to contact friends and family and some people manage to tap into a single working power socket just to charge their mobile phones as you can see there and this is very frustrating for the philippines around the world. they have no way of getting in touch with their relatives but people are still trying to help despite all of that. let's hear from al jazeera correspondent in the middle east, europe and the u.s. >> more than 200,000 working here and you see from the mountain of clothes, blankets and food the response to the disaster has been huge and mainly led by community groups, church groups, basketball clubs and a cycle race organized this
weekend to raise money and even a chase competition and under scores the strong connection they have with friends and family back home and sends moment to friends and family now the help will be needed more than ever. tens of thousands of people meet in churches like rome and bring money, food, clothing, anything anything to help people back home and 150,000 living in italy and the second biggest community after the united kingdom and most of them came here to work and send money back to their relatives they left behind but some of them have not been able to get in touch with them for at least a week now, this is a very close-knit community and it's not difficult to raise funds and aid but it's difficult to find a way to send it back home. >> the philippine community in
los angeles is rallying for those for haiyan and hundreds of thousands of donations are pouring in to the u.s. and southern california, with 350,000 residents la has the largest population in the united states, they are gathering food and supplies and will travel to the philippines next month to present them to victims in person. last weekend the philippine disaster relief organization and roma organization had a 5k walk to raise funds for victims. and experts expect individual donations in the u.s. to top out at about $1 billion. everyone here pitching in to ease the pain and suffering of those hardest hit by this natural disaster. >> reporter: and ricky is the spokesman for the philippine president and joins me on the line from tacloban and we spoke
to them and said despite the fact aid is getting in the airport there are still many people desperate for the very things that are being stacked in the airport like food and water, why? >> well, the aid is being distributed in the different towns around here not just tacloban and many are passengers waiting to get on an empty delivery plane and decided to take their chances there and as a result they are not in their locality where the aid is being distributed. what are we doing about it? first of all we are looking at people who don't have tickets and taking their chances that there will be an empty flight and we are offering them other means of getting out of leppa. there are boats coming out of leppa going to the nearest
providence and a number of them said they will go to saboo by boat and said they were going and transported there. and there are others who are waiting for more rides to get to manila and some of them indicated they are willing to go, little by little the number of people waiting for a ride at the airport should be coming down over time. >> reporter: if i could jump in, i'm not just talking about the people outside the airport, our reporters are talking about villages and places around the island where the locals say aid is not reaching them because village chiefs are skewing the process and favoring the distribution of aid towards their areas leaving other areas out. >> well, what we have is a system where we have what we call distribution hub, two towns in leppa and on the western side are distribution hubs where we
drop off the goods and mayors are supposed to go, if they are able to, they are picking up the relief goods and distribute them to their localities. there has been where we had to make some deliveries ourselves and aside from this we do have 8 trucks making deliveries on top of that so as far as our distribution is concerned there are some areas which we are not able to reach everyday. there were about five for example yesterday and so the first trips that came out of tacloban went there first. >> reporter: why were you not able, why are there areas you can't reach is it because of lack of things like trucks and helicopters? >> well, we have the trucks. and the local governments have the trucks. it's really more because of logistics and the trucks make two trips a day so once they are finished with one and if they finish relatively late then it
becomes night fall and would rather wait until the sun comes up for safety reasons just to be sure. >> reporter: it sounds like you need more trucks, you said you have eight trucks and one trip and it's nightful are you requesting more trucks and helicopters from countries and the international community. >> yes and they are coming and coming also from other parts of the country as well so that is going to happen. but remember that is just one layer of distribution. the local governments also have their own layers of distribution and the mayors of some towns can get trucks so don't think the eight trucks are the only way we are distributing things. >> reporter: so what do you need in order to speed up the distribution process? what is missing? because the complaint is that the government response has been too slow, too slow to assistant too slow to request. >> well, you know, i have to say that certainly we want things to
be faster. i done think anyone would say things are going fast enough but let me say this also that when there has been a lot in your report that it has been slow and we will concede in the first couple of days it was slow, number one the scale of this disaster was unprecedented and more than anybody thought it would be and the thing that happened was the first line and first responders which was the local people at tacloban were victims and the day after the storm less than 10% of the police force was able to go to work the next day because either they had relatives that died and we had to come in and assess it ourselves from the national government. once we got there the first thing we have to do is remove the obstruction from the roads. you can't get from point a to point b if there is a collapse on top with a bridge and we spent a lot of time doing that as well. because a lot of the bulldozers in this town had been destroyed in the storm we had to bring
them in ourselves and not making excuses and certainly that held up the process but once that had been done the process of distribution actually came quite quickly. there were certainly complaints about how --. >> reporter: not quick enough sir for the people of the island. our correspondent went there, it's one week on and they still don't have anything. they have not had a single visitor from any government come to them. when will the people of the island get any assistance? >> i'm not sure exactly if i can answer that question with any certainty. there are certainly areas which we have not reached yet and they should be reached in a matter of days. but there is a lot of -- in that case i'm not exactly sure what is going on there but in the other areas we are getting the aid out there and, again, there are a couple days where it took
some time. if you look at the number of people saying they have not received any aid that number has gone down considerably over the last four days. >> thank you so much and answering the question and philippine spokesman ricky. all right, let's find out now more about the weather, we are talking about the weather, let's go with this steph and what is in store for people in the philippines who don't have a roof over their head and homeless. >> about wednesday, a couple days ago we say very heavy rain across the philippines but since then it has dried up and this is the latest satellite picture and not a great deal of cloud particularly across the central region where we were worst hit and weather wise things are not too bad and that is the way it will stay for the next few days and we will see some showers and most are in the east and it should be quite helpful if you are not getting enough aid you
can collect rainwater in the west and that is where it looks like it will stay completely dry, sammy. >> not just the philippines, after the philippines haiyan headed towards vietnam and what is happening there? >> the rain that passed across the philippines on wednesday, that also pepped up. if we look at the satellite picture we see massive area of clouds here. this was just about developed into a tropical depression just before it made landfall in the philippines, sorry in vietnam. in a way the philippines did dodge a bullet because this is giving us some now very, very heavy rain in parts of vietnam and slowly stretching its way to the west. so certainly the rain in the philippines could be worse. we have seen 100 millimeters of rain in the past 24 hours and see more as the whole system works its way to the west. it's disintegrating and still giving us heavy rain. heading to the west we have more rather threatening cloud here as
well. this area does appear to be developing into a tropical system. whether it does or not it's already giving us heavy rain in the east and india and the whole region will stay incredible and pushing northwards on sunday so still staying very wet there. and somalia the skies are clear and should stay more or less dry over the next few days sammy. >> thank you. and we will of course bring you the latest on the cyclone that was hitting somalia and people are still waiting for help six days later, plus. >> the u.n. says there are more than 3,000 child soldiers in central african republic and i will tell you some stories. >> and we have the correct etlegend's final match.
♪ the station in the brazil amazon increased by nearly a third over the past year, activists are blaming the rise on the loosening of brazil's environmental protection law and also say the government's pig for big promises like dams, roads and rail ways and failing to monitor the situation they are being criticized. >> translator: it can't be expected and not tolerated and for the brazil government it's unexceptable to have deforest station and we will not tolerate it. >> reporter: and the presidential election takes place on sunday and nine candidates in all and in front in the opinion polls is michelle and promising to raise taxes and overhaul the education system and students are being protesting since 2011 about
planned education reforms and daniel reports from santiago in hopes to reform the political system. >> a 20-year-old engineering student, like tens of thousands of people she had no choice but to take out a loan if she wanted to go to university. one that when she starts work will take her at least six, perhaps many more years to pay off. >> translator: if i don't have a loan i can't study but when i finish my career i have to pay it all back plus interest. this system must change given priority to those who need it most. >> reporter: healthcare and employment a major topics of conversation between nicole and her friends. and for the first time in the presidential elections voting. >> translator: previous generations were scared and kept quiet because of the dictatorship but now my generation can change things. >> reporter: and students three
years ago, these protests are now a common sight and they attracted other disgruntled sectors of society and chile despite the riches is the worst in the world for distribution of wealth for the growing gap between the rich and the rest. and the rest live in places like this, not shanty towns found in latin america but places where people are simply trying to earn a living, educate their children and have what that feel is a fair share of the cake. democracy was restored in chile more than two decades ago after war and little has been done since then to fundamentally reform the system. >> translator: we are optimistic. the students have demonstrated you can move the goal post through collective action. >> reporter: nicole has two younger brothers, her parents both in low-paying jobs say
their lives are already a struggle and knowing they have more children to educate is simply frightening. >> translator: our wages are ridiculous, and without a loan we choose between educating them or not having enough to eat. that is our reality. >> reporter: a reality which with so many urgent cause for a deal for every chile hopes politicians will turn words to action. al jazeera santiago, chile. >> reporter: ahead on the news hour they open doors to the common wealth and live in columbo plus. >> i'm in north america in the florida panhandle where a fight over freshwater could end a way of life. ♪
♪ and let's recap the headlines on al jazeera, thousands of people in the philippines still without food, water and electricity a week after typhoon haiyan swept through the islands and tacloban is one of the worst hit areas and thousands fled to the main islands and aid is on the way we are told but getting it to the towns and villages cutoff from the bigger cities is a challenge. the typhoon destroyed almost all of the island's phone links but a few remain and hundreds are cueing for hours trying to contact friends and family. parts of somalia have been hit
and battered six days ago, at least 300 people have died and the u.n. estimates tens of thousands more are in need of food, shelter and medical supplies and we report many aid agencies are forced to deliver supplies by foot. >> help begins to arrive for the cyclone-ravaged population and say more than 50 people,000 are in need of food, water and medical supplies but the challenges how to get the aid to the people, and six days after the cyclone happened agencies are still trying to reach the stranded villages. >> the village has workers and volunteers who are trained and on stand by in a place, from there they are going to get the kids and walk in the bush, walking and all the villages and they are going to treat the patients in those villages
through walking. >> reporter: the damage done to the infrastructure is massive. this is what the cyclone did to the road linking major cities. standard vehicles remain on both end of the damaged road. after days of waiting for the floods to recede people can cross it now on foot. and full aid can get to those who need it most unless the road is repaired and the government is forces to do that and hampered by lack of resources, this is the only moving machine valuable and it's stuck in the mud. officials are calling for urgent help. >> translator: we need help from the international community and islamic countries. we need food and any other effective means of getting aid to the people stuck in flooded villages. >> reporter: survivors have been telling tails of families
wiped out. >> translator: my neighbors were all killed. we found six of the bodies but their mother is still missing and we have for food or clean water and i had to flee here with my sick son. >> reporter: thousands of lives are reported dead as a consequence and for now this is the toll on people that is immediate concern here. and al jazeera in northeastern somalia. >> reporter: joining me is justin brady for the u.n. office for the coordination of humanitarian after pers in nirobie and it's good to have you with us and it's good to get in the port but the main road out to other areas is cut by flooding. are you able to deliver aid? >> thank you for having me.
it had been quite difficult getting access to the areas and as we speak there is an aerial assessment being done with authorities and u.n. agencies having a look not just at the areas that have been impacted but the roads and what damage has been done to make a full assessment and get resources out there as you mentioned to move things along. as your weather report noted we are dry in the area and see the land dry out and improved access into some of the areas we didn't have earlier in the week. >> how much resources are available to organizations like yours when the world is also dealing with the disaster in the philippines? >> well, certainly there is competition among donor funding. the appeal for somalia to this year is under 50% funded so we are quite limited but there are stocks prepositioned in garaway and more coming from other regions in somalia and believe
we can assist the authorities to deal with the immediate case load and once we have that better assessment to appeal for whatever additional funds are needed, the authorities have also indicated they are receiving some assistance from neighboring countries like zimbuti and will work with the international red cross and the red crescent society which is very active in the area to support the efforts of the authorities and meet the needs of the people as we can. >> reporter: now, at this point i mean the infrastructure in somalia is scarce at best of times, are you waiting for the flood waters to recede or are they working on repairing the infrastructure? >> there are efforts to repair infrastructure and looking at alternate ways in and it will look at the routes into the impacted area and not just the
main roots but to see what can be done and secondary and tershiary roots and try and create hubs which we can branch out as more access is gained. >> and if you make an appeal here on al jazeera. >> i think right now what we are looking at are the very basics, water, shelter and food. we also have a medical team in that area now. and those really are the most basic needs as we try and address those and people have been impacted and survive the storm. longer term i think you are looking at a population coming out of a drought in 2011 who are living on the margin of subsistence and will need help in the long-term to recover from a major shock especially in the area of restocking their livestock. the reports we have right now though anecdotal are 10% of the
livestock and this is really the base of the assets for the people in the region. >> thank you so much justin brady. prince challenges open the common wealth meeting and it's saying they failed to investigate accusations of war crimes and the common wealth leaders including canada and prime ministers are boycotting the summit and those alleged crimes targeted the minority during the final months of the civil war. and countries at peace and survivors of the war are searching for answers and we report from shlanka now. >> the military occupied their land for two decades and now they have been told they will never get it back.
>> translator: -. >> reporter: he lost the heritage and showed the fence that shows the zone and closing 2500 dead of privately owned atlanta. most of the people thought the end of the war meant they would get back their homes. in high security zones established during the conflict, and lucky if you did two years ago but military is acquiring private land and a fact that is not going down well with the community. land is not the only problem hundreds of families say loved ones are missing. and her hband was brought out of the battle zone for treatment, two hospitals confirm they treated him and then the trail goes cold. >> translator: we must know either way, is he alive or not, are they keeping him or is he dead? my children are living for their father's return. they must give us answers. >> reporter: they accused the army of committing war crimes in
the last month of the 26-year war but accusations did not end with the fighting and this couple say their 25-year-old grandson was obducted by law enforcement officers two months after the end of the war. >> translator: a white man with two people in black sunglasses took him. five months later during an inquiry i pointed out one of them. but he said he had only just started working there. >> translator: i want to see him with my own eyes, only then can i die in peace. >> reporter: the military fought a bloody conflict to defeat the tigers and hundreds of thousands of civilians were caught in the middle and the government denied all wrongdoing. >> if there is any violations and we take action against anybody. anybody. >> reporter: and politicians and diplomates argue about common wealth values and principles and whether shalanka is falling
short they continue their desperate search for answers. al jazeera. >> reporter: and we are live for us in columbo, as we saw, no doubt the civil war overshadow doing the summit but what is on the official agenda and what sort of messages is coming out? >> well, formally the common wealth and government meeting is a chance for leaders around the world and former colonies or territories to get together to discuss issues of development and discuss issues of human rights and to discuss ways to improve the economy whether it's through trade or what not. as you rightly say that has been completely overshadowed and this has been completely overshadowed by allegations of human rights government by the government. >> reporter: now the uk makes the argument it's important to
engage the authorities, what is that engagement producing when it comes to things like accounting and independent investigations and are these issues being raised? >> well, these are issues that the british prime minister david cameron wants to talk with the president. in fact, the two are scheduled to meet at some point. in fact, the british prime minister is actually in the north of the country right now in the areas of shrelanka and said to be meeting with the chief minister there but when the prime minister of great britain and the president of shrelanka do meet these issues are going to be discussed and issues of accountability and issues of investigations and investigation into those allegation of war crimes that the government has rather or has over the past several years rejected to have. >> reporter: thanks so much and we are from cloumbo.
a quick look now at the other global headlines on al jazeera, the u.s. barack obama is urging congress to hold off on sanctions on iran as negotiators pursue a nuclear deal and high-level talks failed to produce an agreement last week and appears western powers are close to a breakthrough with tehran and sanctions could be quick if they break their word. 300 people of coaches and doctors have been arrested after they broke up a child pornography ring and police led this to a canadian website that was distributing the images and 30 police forces were involved around the world and 400 children were rescued. jailed pussy riot punk member has been traces to a hospital inside an syberian prison and her husband could not verify wear abouts and declared her
missing and his wife was this a prison for convicts and serving two year sentence for protesting against vladimir putin in a cathedral. and poverty, displacement and an increase in armed groups mean children are vulnerable to recruitment and we report from the capitol bungi. >> reporter: december last year he was separated from his family and thought joining rebels would help central african republic and he was 15 when he was recruited by the coalition of armed groups that swept through taking control in march but he soon realized he made a mistake. >> translator: it's true, i fired my weapon but i don't know what i hit or killed anyone.
i saw people killed and saw them killing save -- civilians and hurts me when i think about it. >> reporter: he was out of the group in august and received money to open a little kiosk. the u.n. said there are still around 3500 child soldiers in the country. it has released more than 150 but admits there is a long way to go. we filmed several children in uniform at this government base and it's clear that security forces still have children in their ranks. not just boys who join armed groups 40% of child soldiers around the world are girls like sophie and said girls are trained to site. >> they stop us being scared and sleep on the floor and they would fire above or heads and
sometimes when we were running. >> reporter: girls suffer from sexual violence and sophie was raped by her commanding officer and she is back living with her family but reintegration is always difficult. >> translator: the children tell us they are addicted to drugs because in the armed group they see killings and smell rotting bodies and constantly in contact with blood so they take drugs. sometimes the children kill people and when they leave the armed groups the memories come back to them and they take drugs to forget. >> reporter: some children are forced to join, others volunteer because they never had an education and have no hope of finding work. either way, their experiences will stay with them forever. al jazeera. >> reporter: coming up, next in the news hour joe will be here with all the sport and who the biggest stars in european stars
tradition. this is a community facing an ecologocial crisis and they are dumping dry shells in the bay in the hope that baby oysters will cling to them and grow. the fisherman feels like the end of a way of life. >> i wouldn't want my son out here to go through what we are going through now. so flipping burgers at mcdonald's is better than what it is right here. >> reporter: and it's the delicate nature of a place they call uncommon florida that made it so vulnerable. what makes this bay so unique is when the freshwater here meets with the saltwater in the bay creating an unique environment for species and oysters but there is a battle over freshwater of states north of here and it's a fight that
florida is losing. the flow of freshwater has been locked with alabama and georgia who claim a right to the resource for their own residents and what is down in florida is tied up in legislative arguments but environmental activists say the longer officials fight the more damage is done. >> the freshwater coming do you know here we depend on it for the oyster harvest and when that goes so will the harvest and the gate way to a billion industry in the gulf of mexico. >> reporter: almost all of florida's oysters are in the bay and most of the population is in the waters and community leaders like joe taylor it's a race against time before there is an irreversible damage. >> it's the love to work on the bay and i hate to see that evaporate and go away because we were not able to come to some
kind of common goals. >> reporter: for this community help cannot come soon enough and they need freshwater to flow and al jazeera, florida. >> reporter: and in sports and let's get more on that and stories. >> we begin with the farewell to cricket and he was dismissed for 74 in day two of the second test against the west. and thousands gathered in mumbai and we report. hundreds of die hard cricket fans line the streets outside of the stadium in mumbi this morning to welcome the indian cricket team as they arrive for the second day of the test match and nothing compares to the welcome that they received as he
walked on to the cricket pitch this morning. the stadium was full of celebrities, devoted fans and of course his family, his mother, his elder brother and his wife cheering him on from the stands, it can only be described as a wall of sound that greeted him and cricket commentators could not hear what the person next to them was saying because of the amount of cheering and noise that was going on. everybody was cheering and wanted him to reach that milestone as he played his final match capping off a 24-year long career and at least it was not to be one of the greatest in the history of the sport for 74 runs. at that moment there was a stunned silence that dissented on the stadium and people could not believe their eyes and in shock for a moment and finally
realizing perhaps this was the last time they would see this wonderful cricket player in his career and he did not miss a beat and he slowly walked off the stadium pausing only a moment to wave to his fans as the crowd again went balistic. >> reporter: india is top on day two and 495 and that means the west needs to make 314 runs if they are to make india back and give them one last appearance. a man retiring is four time indy champion and doctors told him it was too dangerous to continue, the 40-year-old driver was involved in a huge crash in october and went airborne and hit a safety fence and suffered a fractured spoke and broken
ankle and concussion and he won't the race three times and 8th with 31 victories. and jeremy lin has returned to madison square garden the form of the nicks and he started there two years ago as an undrafted point guardian an international sensation and now playing for the houston rockets and he came off thursday to 109-106 victory and finished with 21 points in the second visit back to madison square garden. >> having fun out there and missing the garden so to be able to come back here once a year is great and fans are great and atmosphere is great and incredible. it was just a lot of fun for everybody. >> reporter: on to football and they have sweden in the world cup player friday and will see two of europe's best players face each other with one
reaching the finals in brazil, after winning 8 of the last 16 games portugal have done well under pressure reaching 2010 world cup and 2012 european championships. >> translator: a match between two teams that will try to do their best and in which we will try to be superior before a difficult and well organized opponent and which two players of great talent a participating and we will try to get around the teams that they will not be able to play his best and we will try to maximize our potential and our talented players including renaldo and hopefully play in the best way possible. >> reporter: and they will go against them at the weekend and
the coach admits he will be key to then counter. >> of course he is in really, really good shape and important for us and that is important. he is believing in himself and feeling strong. >> reporter: the other ties could see ice land to be the smallest nation to qualify for the biggest tournament if they boat crotia and greece takes on romania and greece is looking for the appearance in the world cup finals facing ukraine and the first being played. adam scott is halfway in golf and he won last week picked up where he left off, five birdies and nine under par with fellow australian. the only known medal is to go
under the hammer. an online sports auction house has open bidding for the historic piece which will sell on december 7. the african/american athlete shocked the world at the 1936 games winning four gold medals in front of hitler. >> it's a historic item, something that transcends sports and by far one of the most significant pieces our firm has ever handled. >> reporter: there is plenty more sport on our website and check out al jazeera/sport and there is details how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. and that is all the sport for now, sammy. >> thanks. and stay with us on al jazeera, it's the end of the news hour but elizabeth is back in a couple minutes with another full bulletin of news so don't go too far.
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. ♪ much like the superdome in the aftermath of hurricane katrina the astro dome was a refuge from haiyan and hundreds for people in swaller. >> we fumbled the roll out. >> reporter: a temporary fix for a broken promise and president obama tries to write a wrong with changes to the affordable care act. sending a message to elephant pochers and crush illegal ivory and the next generation of